It’s a bit old fashioned now, but you do still see signs posted here and there headed “Polite Notice”. I saw one today at the doctor’s surgery/office, asking people to leave things they way they’d found them. Explicitly asking it politely, though. Very civil. Very English.
There’s a Flickr group called A Polite Notice at http://www.flickr.com/groups/917409@N25/ where you can see many examples of the form. There’s “Polite Notice. Do NOT Park Bikes Here” and “Polite Notice. No Waiting.” There’s even one that just says “Polite Notice. Thank you.” Not sure what that one’s about, but it’s very polite.
So this is my polite notice that I plan to post a new piece here every other day or so in the coming weeks, rather than every single day.
I’ve enjoyed posting every day this week, but it’s left me little or no time to read other blogs. I hope you’ll stick with me if I back off a bit, and post less often. If you subscribe, you’ll get a message in your inbox when I put up something new.
Now, to tidy up some loose ends from previous posts and comments, I want to tell you that:
* My husband liked the stuffed vegetable marrow. I…didn’t.
* King Arthur is now my friend on Facebook.
See you in a day or two (she said politely).